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Subject: Re: Small wire brush deuterium ion generators
Date: Jun 29, 2:48 pm
Poster: Stephen Coley

On Jun 29, 2:48 pm, Stephen Coley wrote:

The original idea for machining ridges in the outer anode came from a conversation with a friend in which we were trying to come up with a way of getting the maximum number of ions to follow the path of least resistance into the center of the cathode grid, it would be an attempt akin to "aiming" them from particular points/areas on the anode toward the most receptive areas of the cathode and at much less cost than ion guns. The life expectancy issue arose which added aspects of heating/cooling, electron bombardment, cost, etc.